Here at 18/8 Men’s Salon San Diego, we know that looking good doesn’t happen accidentally. A fresh men’s haircut is useful, but it takes a lot more than that! Good habits mixed with the right tools will help you stay on top of your men’s grooming game in San Diego. When life gets busy, the last thing you want to be doing is spending hours every day on men’s grooming. Luckily, there are easy ways to stay looking fresh! Here are a few simple life hacks – following these habits of well-groomed men will make all the difference between looking like an average joe and a Chris Pratt!

1. Take care of your nails

Long nails don’t look good for men. Not now, not ever. Nails stay dirty and when they’re overgrown there’s a high chance of it breaking off. Cutting your nails weekly is the easiest habit to keep it short. We recommend using a small nail clipper. They’re easier to cut your nails with than big ones and there’s a smaller chance of cutting too much off.

Manicures are also a fantastic way to keep your nails looking fresh. They deep clean around the nail and under it. Our 15-minute manicure sessions are relaxing experiences, designed to keep you as comfortable as possible. If you’re on a lunch break or out shopping with your wife, it’s the perfect opportunity to book your Nail Treatment with us.

2. Style your hair

Your hair showcases your style. It’s easy to forget that there’s more to your outfit than clothes. Just like you wouldn’t show up to an office meeting in pajamas, you shouldn’t show step outside the house with unruly hair! For the best hair styling – we recommend these products.

  • Griff’s
    • Styling product that all 18 8’s carry because of its versatility in style and great performance.
  • Go 247 Pomade
    • A light pomade with great hold and smooth finish. Works with dry or damp hair.

These two also made our list of Our Top 5 Men’s Hair Products, check it out and see which others made the list!

3. Exfoliate once in a while

Gone are the days when exfoliation was just for the ladies. Apart from washing your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser, the best way to care for your face is to exfoliate at least once a month. It scrubs away the oil that collects beneath your pores (and that your regular cleanser can’t get). It’s a great way to prevent dirt, sweat, and oil from building up, which in turn prevents acne and pimples from appearing. Facials are also a fantastic way to keep your face clean and well-groomed! We recommend getting them monthly to reduce stress lines, clean, and relax cheek muscles. From a Mini Facial to our Signature One Hour Full Facial see which one is right for you.

4. Get haircuts every couple of months

Keeping your hair short is a must for the well-groomed man. Nothing says more about a man than his hairstyle! It doesn’t matter if your face looks good or if your beard is well-kept. It ensures that your hair style always looks fresh. Visit us at 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon San Diego for regular haircuts, trims, and cleanups – booking yours is as easy as clicking this link!

5. Keep your facial hair tamed

Don’t neglect your facial hair either. Shaving with a razor regularly keeps your beard and mustache nice and under control; especially if you’re growing out your beard or your facial hair grows faster than most guys. A great time to shave is after your daily shower when the skin is extra soft and supple from the steam.

If you’ve never experienced a straight razor shave, now is the time! Book yours today and see why it’s a great way to care for your face and keep your facial hair looking awesome.

6. Wax your body hair

Your body hair needs as much love as your facial hair! And no, it isn’t just for the ladies anymore, gentlemen. Come in to 18/8 Salon and get the most unruly hair waxed from time to time – you’ll thank us later.

7. Stay hydrated

Plenty of grooming products promise to give you skin so glowing it will qualify as a bonafide source of light, but few make good on their promise as effectively as good old-fashioned H20! Healthy skin is reliant on good hydration levels to function efficiently. Not only does water promote skin elasticity, but the enzymes that help shift dead cells (which can clog up pores) also require water to work effectively. That’s why dehydrated skin can look flaky and dull, which you may notice after a night of drinking.

Experts recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and keep your skin looking as healthy as possible. Try keeping a reusable water bottle at your desk during work to serve as a reminder.

8. Brush well – and floss regularly!

Unfortunately, gum disease has been linked to everything from heart disease to erectile dysfunction; but all of that can be easily prevented by brushing and flossing regularly. We know, it sucks, but brushing alone only cleans three of the five surfaces of your teeth – so it’s important that you also clean between your teeth every day. Your teeth (and gums) will start looking healthier, which will improve your smile (and we all know how important that first impression is).

Opt for a waxed floss if it’s been a while. It’s extra gentle, and won’t fray as easily.

Start these grooming habits off right and make an appointment with us at 18/8 Men’s Salon San Diego!